Event #246

A big thank you to all of today's walkers, joggees, runners and volunteers who chose to spend their time with us this morning. Thank you to Sytri who did a club takeover, ably assisted by 11 of our Duke of Edinburgh participants.

 

Today's run was abit trickier than usual with the river side of the path taken over by anglers and their vehicles. This made some sections very narrow especially around the bridge, and to the monument and back, thank you for listening to the marshals and keeping to the right side as you did those sections.

 

Special mention to Ollie who chose to be our Chief Motivation manager and was busy giving out high 5's to all our lovely parkrunners. Ollie will be back to be our youngest Run Director in the near future.

 

It was great to see Ben back for his third run with us, ably guided by James. If you are interested in Guide Running or know a VI runner please do get in touch. Sarah was back for her 21st parkrun with us. It was lovely to see octogenarian runner Ruth complete her 41st parkrun with us and we enjoyed her company back in Stop with a couple of mugs of hot chocolate.

 

A huge well done to all of the recent C25K who joined us again and of course thank you to RD Glenn Francke who managed the mid week sessions. We will have another group of C25k next Saturday as pupils and families join us from the Priory school, Jack Beard a pupil there and one of our DofE will be one of our Run Directors, I gave him a little practise on the loud hailer this am.

 

Talking of Duke of Edinburgh participants we have been very lucky over the last few years to have so many youngsters choose us for their volunteering section. It has become so popular we have had to create a waiting list. Thank you to Simon Meredith and Glenn who now act as mentors and assessors for them all.

Milestones:

25 Volunteer: Chris Wood, Fynn Noble

10: Bruno Kinlen, William Fellows

50: Jeanette Roberts, Nicola Davies, Zach Mckenna, Jessica Mccombie

100: Andrew Prosser

 

Shrewsbury parkrun Event number 246

5th January 2019

This week 530 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 65 were first timers and 79 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 32 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 53 volunteers: Paul Michael AINSWORTH • Paul BOWES • Susan J BOWES • Dan BRADDOCK • Michelle HUGHES • Allan CROSSLEY • Alistair MITCHELL • Patrick LEAHY • Sharon RUFF • Susan VULI • Ruth SHAW • Andrew I'ANSON • Humphrey DUNN • Daisy DUNN • Joe DUNN • Louisa DICKENSON • Katherine MITCHELL • Simon MEREDITH • Matt ARMITAGE • Annabel HODGSON • Ollie HODGSON • Ruby HODGSON • Jennie HESKETH • Susie DAVIS • Chris WOOD • Justin SHIRRA • William OGILVIE • Glenn FRANCKE • Amy CHECKLEY • Megan CHECKLEY • Joe LEAHY • Jazmine SHIRRA • Lesley ROBERTS ARMITAGE • Poppy SHERWIN • Ava SHERWIN • Claire SPROSTON • Sian CHECKLEY • Alison STONES • Rhian OXENHAM • Jack BEARD • Carole MARSDEN • Ianto CLOSS • Jane ROLLO • Sam GALLAGHER • Josh BREESE • Amber HARVEY • Emelia BOSS • Charlie CORFIELD • Rory BROMWICH • Samuel SUPPLE • Harvey ARMSTRONG • Hannah ROLLO • Cameron BEDDOWS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page. The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 17:19 on 24th November 2018 (event number 239). The male record is held by Andrew DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:16 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 243). The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100). Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 12,115 participants have completed 90,802 parkruns covering a total distance of 454,010 km, including 16,287 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,074 individuals have volunteered 7,789 times.

 

Happy New Year

The last parkrun of the year saw an amazing 546 runners turn up followed by another big turn out of 486 on New Years Day. Many of of New Years Day runners then went onto do a second parkrun - well done all.

We would like to thank all of you for continuing to support the event which is now entering it's 6th year and we will hit event number 250 on the 2nd of Feb!  Last year saw several new Run Directors come on board and you should be seeing more of them in the coming weeks and months.  The Core Team (all volunteers), led by our Event Director Paul Bowes do an amazing job each week, not just what you see on a Saturday morning but all the prep that goes on throughout the week.

It was great to see Ben back and a big thank you to Jamie for guiding him around the park.  Sarah was also back doing an amazing job of tackling our parkrun hill x2!

   

 

Thank you to Colin for photos from the 29th of December -  https://www.flickr.com/photos/70907794@N00/albums

Milestones:

10 - Grace BUCKLEY, Sam NEWTON, William FELLOW

50 - Louise SMITH, Paul ALLMAN, Stephen PECK, Zachary MCKENNA

 

MISSING:  Susan's New Running Brief sign has gone walkabouts,, if you have seen it please let us know.

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This coming Saturday will be a Volunteer takeover by SyTri supported by our Duke of Edinburgh participants.  We hope many of you will come along and join us :-)

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 Notes from An ED.

I would just like to add my thanks to everyone who has volunteered / run and all the core team who make this event so special.  It is great to see people turning up to parkrun for the first time and discovering the wonderful supportive community we have.

Thank you to Rick and Kim from Telford parkrun who put on the New Years day double parkrun.  I know a few parkrunners also went on to Newtown and Wolverhampton - well done to everyone that took part - it is a special way to greet the New Year.

 

Shrewsbury parkrun
Event number 245
1st January 2019

This week 486 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 101 were first timers and 54 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 55 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 29 volunteers:

Susan J BOWES • Gary JAMES • Clifford WEBB • Susan VULI • Ruth SHAW • David SHAW • Rick GARCIA • Simon MEREDITH • Annabel HODGSON • Philip ADAMS • Paul JONES • Jennie HESKETH • Chris WOOD • Helen EVASON • Maddie ABSOLUTE-GEM • Thomas VAUGHAN • Alfred DEAN • Sharon GARCIA • Moyna RICHEY • Stuart DOVEY • Daniel BELL • Tom LELLO • Lesley BROWN • Eric BROWN • Heather JARGUS-BROWN • Cristopher MAGUNDAYAO • Jayne JONES • Rory BROMWICH • Holly JAMES

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 17:19 on 24th November 2018 (event number 239).
The male record is held by Andrew DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:16 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).

Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 12,050 participants have completed 90,272 parkruns covering a total distance of 451,360 km, including 16,208 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,068 individuals have volunteered 7,736 times.

 

Jingle bells parkrun #243

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What a fun, festive parkrun we had on Saturday!  Made even better with our Course Record been set by Andy Davies in a time of 15.16!  It was also lovely to welcome back Sharon and Verity who were visiting family.  Verity reprised an old role and as well as timekeeping she also processed the results.  Sharon was thrilled to set a new PB and for the first time ever run the entire 5k!

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Sharon, happy with her shiny new PB.

We hope all our parkrunners had a Merry Christmas. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th of December - our final parkrun of 2018.

Thank you to Mike and Nicola Dalton for letting us use Stop Coffee shop at the museum for our festive get together.  It was much appreciated by Santa and his Elves.

Don't forget we will be having an additional parkrun on the 1st of January, this will start at 8.30am prompt and will allow runners / volunteers plenty of time to get over to Telford parkrun by 10.30am for their extra event. New Years Day is the only day of the year that parkrun allow runners to run/volunteer at 2 events.

Thank you to Wendy and Colin for this week's photos:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/144341334@N06/albums/with/72157704892874005

 

The Stats:

This week 537 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 32 were first timers and 61 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 37 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 41 volunteers:

David SHEARAN • Lesley SHEARAN • Colin WILLIAMSON • Susan J BOWES • Margaret CONNARTY • Verity HAMER • Eric PRIDDING • Clifford WEBB • Susan VULI • Roger NORTON • Liz MALPASS • Pete HOUGH • Katrina DRUMMOND • Mark PEREZ • Emily MALPASS • Stuart ROBINSON • Glenn FRANCKE • Rick ROBSON • Wendy HOLM • Bob TURNER • Kate JOHNSON-TAKES • Jack BEARD • Alfred DEAN • Mark GRICE • Debbie ARMSTRONG • Teresa PARSONS • Shannon EVANS • Lynn MCINTYRE • Sam GALLAGHER • Amanda CARTWRIGHT • Tom LELLO • Josh BREESE • Amber HARVEY • Emelia BOSS • Charlie CORFIELD • Rory BROMWICH • Kate CUNNINGHAM • Samuel SUPPLE • Harvey ARMSTRONG • Hannah ROLLO • Cameron BEDDOWS

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Clara EVANS who recorded a time of 17:19 on 24th November 2018 (event number 239).
The male record is held by Andrew DAVIES who recorded a time of 15:16 on 22nd December 2018 (event number 243).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).

Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 11,886 participants have completed 89,240 parkruns covering a total distance of 446,200 km, including 16,102 new Personal Bests. A total of 1,065 individuals have volunteered 7,677 times.

 

Festive dates for your diary

On the 22nd of December we will have our festive dress up parkrun (optional). There will be spot prizes for your dressing up efforts :). Afterwards we will be heading to Stop Coffee Shop at the Museum and would love as many parkrunners / volunteers to join us as possible. There will be no extra parkrun on Christmas Day, the closest local one will be at Walsall Arboretum (please check their page for timings). We will be having an extra parkrun on New Year's Day, this event will start at 8.30am, thank you to Rick Garcia who will be your Run Director. Telford parkrun will be hosting a New Year's day parkrun at 10.30am, so there is plenty of time to do both. If you would like to volunteer on the 1st of Jan, please get in touch.

 

#Event number 234

20th October 2018

This week 456 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 41 were first timers and 81 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 26 different clubs took part.

A huge thank you to Adrian Cooper, who did his first solo Rund Directing role, he must have liked it as he will be back next week.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Susan J BOWES • Adrian COOPER • Jessica PUGH • Margaret CONNARTY • Kate MILLARD • Eric PRIDDING • Susan VULI • Steve X NEWELL • Andrew I'ANSON • Paris MILLARD • Thomas PHILLIPS • Steve OLIVER • Jennie HESKETH • Nicola COOKE • Sally ROUSSEL • William OGILVIE • Glenn FRANCKE • Ellie RIPLEY • Thomas VAUGHAN • Martyn JACKSON • Wendy HOLM • Alfred DEAN • Teresa PARSONS • Shannon EVANS • Sam GALLAGHER • Amanda CARTWRIGHT • Eric BROWN • Amber HARVEY • Gareth EDWARDS • Charlie CORFIELD

Volunteering - How to get involved

Finding out about Shrewsbury parkrun volunteering opportunities couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.

Future roster

You can see an event's future volunteer roster via their specific future roster page. To get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to shrewsburyhelpers@parkrun.com.

What would I do at the Event?

First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning the runners' barcodes with our simple barcode readers; we try to start people out on a general marshalling type job, so they get a feel for how we operate. But if you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do. 

Remember as a volunteer you are the eyes and ears of parkrun. If you have any concerns that arise at a parkrun event, whether involving children or adults, you should discuss those concerns with the Event Director on the day, as soon as possible thereafter or email Head Office at eventsupport@parkrun.com.

Do I get my name in lights?

We like to recognise and publicly thank all our volunteers, and your name will appear on our home page in the This Week's Heroes section. We also keep a log of what tasks everybody has done. To do this you need to be registered on our system. If you have not registered, it's really easy to do so: just go to the parkrun registration page and fill in the simple form.

Milestones:

25 Volunteer:  Wendy HOLM

10 Club: Ewein HOWES

100 Club: Marilyn HUNT and Scott DENYER

Future events:  Spooktacular dress up parkrun - 27th October

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Thank you to Wnedy Holm for taking the Event photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/144341334@N06/sets/72157702462844814?fbclid=IwAR1Em0srGjJo4ylNhXtldPPLIjmnP4Fg-59o2S2cA6CRfBYTx1JReLv977U

See you all same time and place next week :-)

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